Ecotherapy and Climate Conscious Therapy Training and Consultation for Mental Health Professionals. New Sessions begin September 2022. Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty for next series dates.

This is a 12-session online group, presented in English, open to participants worldwide. The group meets weekly for 60 minutes with optional 20 minute debrief and discussion. There are multiple cohorts to serve different time zones.

Group meetings include educational topics, case consultation, discussion and role-plays, provider self care, and tips for professional practice building. All slides and materials are available.

This group has been a supportive and inspiring place to delve more deeply into the field of ecotherapy, connecting with peers, learning from Thomas and understanding my own values guiding me on this path as a therapist and an individual.

Fall 2021 Attendee

Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty for details.

Group Topics

Dr. Doherty presents key topics that support effective mental health practices in a variety of settings:

  • Ethics for Ecotherapy and Climate-focused Counseling, Healthcare, and Therapy
  • Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change & Opportunities for Engagement by Mental Health Providers
  • Psychological Tools for Managing Eco-stress and anxiety (including practitioner self care)
  • Experiencing a Range of Emotions about Nature and the Environment
  • Developing Environmental Identity with a Multicultural and Justice Lens
  • Recognizing and Working with Diverse Environmental Values
  • Family Influences and Parenting
  • Restorative Natural Settings, Outdoor and Walking Therapy, and Nature-based Stress Reduction
  • Cognitive Scripts that Drive Eco-anxiety and Despair and How to Counter These
  • Supporting Grief and Mourning
  • Adapting Commonly Used Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and other Therapy Styles
  • Promoting Effective Environmental Actions and Climate Adaptation
  • Arts, Spirituality and Life Transcendent Goals


The new series begins the week of September 12, 2022. Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty for details

Cohort Time Zone Options

  • Cohort 1: 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern / 6 PM Central European Time
  • Cohort 2: 12 PM Pacific / 3 PM Eastern Time
  • Cohort 3: 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern / 9 AM Australian Eastern Time


The cost of the 12 session consultation group series is based on one’s ability to pay:

600.00 / 780 / 900.00 US

Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty for details.